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Original German WWII Rear Admiral 8 ½" x 8 ½" Vehicle Command Flag Pennant - Konteradmiralflagge

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Original Item: Only One Available. This an lovely example of a WWII German Kriegsmarine Navy Konteradmiral (Rear Admiral) Rank Vehicle Command Flag Pennant, officially termed the Konteradmiralflagge in German. These were used on small vehicles such as cars to denote the presence of a Rear Admiral, who were "Flag Officers" in the Kriegsmarine. It feels like it is made from a cotton or cotton rayon blend body, with a canvas header surrounding a metal support, which has spring clips on both ends for attachment to a vehicle mount. It features sturdy stitching around the perimeter, with reinforcement stitches on the corners.

The design features an Admiral's black Tatzenkreuz (cross pattée) with a chain stitched white border, and embroidered dots on the top and bottom, indicating the rank of Konteradmiral (Rear or Counter Admiral). This rank, equivalent of the U.S. Navy's Commodore, was considered a "flag officer" in the Kriegsmarine, which was any Navy officer of high enough rank to fly a flag from the location of their command.

This example is in very good condition, showing age toning overall, along with a bit light of staining. There is a bit more staining on the header, which was made from a different material. This has given it a fantastic "been there" look.

Most impressive and ready to display!

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